Larry's Story - A Tribute to Caregivers. Larry Stillwell is the Aging Together Resouce Specialist in Rappahannock County. He also is a caregiver and volunteer for Hospice of the Rapidan and the free clinic. Larry's story is a touching tribute to caregivers with whom he shares a special bond. His story begins... "Two men I knew died recently within days of each other after long struggles with two different paralyzing and fatal diseases. Thanks to the loving dedication and painstaking hard work of the women who were their life partners, each man was able to live at home throughout his illness. Each died peacefully in his own bed." Continue reading
Scrabble School Senior Program & Rappahannock Advocate Dorothy Warner Profiled Rosenwald Schools on Voice of America: An educational feature, US Segregation-Era Schools Get New Life was broadcast February 25, 2010 providing more exposure to the efforts to restore Rosenwald Schools. Voice of America broadcasts in 46 languages around the world by radio, television and internet. It is the official broadcasting service of the United States federal government and was organized in 1942. The report features David Brown, executive vice president for the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Wilbert Dean, coordinator for Buckingham Training School (Lowe’s recipient 2009); and Dorothy Warner, the inspiration behind Scrabble School (Lowe’s recipient 2008). The following link will take you to a print version of the broadcast where directions to view the broadcast can be found.
Intergenerational music residency in Rappahannock - April 22, 2009
Paul Reisler along with his assistants Siobhan Quinn, Lorraine Duisit and Frances Miller wrote 11 songs with over 250 students at Rappahannock Elementary, Hearthstone, Belle Meade and Mountain Laurel Schools. This was part of an intergenerational residency in partnership with the Aging Together program where seniors from the Rappahannock Senior Center went to RCES and told stories to the children about growing up in the area. The kids wrote 4 songs about the experience of the seniors. Then, students from Hearthstone went to the senior center and told stories about their experience and the seniors wrote a song from the children’s stories.
The cross-generational songs were fascinating and deep. Some of the seniors told the kids stories about growing up with segregation and this is what came out of the 2nd grade at RCES - click for video.